Education Seminars

Education Seminars2019-04-03T20:02:43+00:00

The education courses at the Motion + Power Technology Expo offer exclusive access to a wide-ranging series of technical seminars taught by industry leaders and insiders. From novice to expert, there are courses for all career-levels. Each course is conveniently situated just steps from the Expo floor — so you can combine classroom learning with hands-on experience with the equipment. Admission to the exhibit hall is included with your seminar registration.

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Hydraulic Fluid Properties, Efficiency and Contamination Control

8am – 12pm
Paul Michael, Research Chemist, MSOE

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

In this seminar participants will learn about the composition of oils, the properties of lubricants and how hydraulic fluids can affect machine performance. Conventional, multi-grade, synthetic and biodegradable fluids will be discussed. Research studies examining fluid efficiency effects in hydraulic motors, piston and gear pumps will be presented. The principles of oil analysis and filter selection will be outlined. The seminar concludes with case studies that demonstrates how filter debris analysis can be used to troubleshoot hydraulic system contamination control problems.


Supply Chain Management

8am – 12pm
Ranken Technical College

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

This seminar will provide an insight into automotive differential technologies; specifically, the intended function, issues with the common differential types (i.e. open differential), the concept of traction aiding differentials and the difference between passive mechanical and active electronic, and finally an over the design requirements and common manufacturing nuances specific to differential gears.


Technical Overview of Automotive Differentials

8am – 12pm
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

This seminar will provide an insight into automotive differential technologies; specifically, the intended function, issues with the common differential types (i.e. open differential), the concept of traction aiding differentials and the difference between passive mechanical and active electronic, and finally an over the design requirements and common manufacturing nuances specific to differential gears.


Overview of Fluid Power Components and Systems

1pm – 5pm
Thomas Wanke, CFPE Director Fluid Power Industrial Consortium & Industry Relations, MSOE

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

This introductory level course will cover the benefits and challenges of using fluid power systems for power transmission and motion control. Physical laws that govern how and why fluid power systems function will be discussed. Individual components that comprise a fluid power system; including their design, construction and operational characteristics will be presented. ISO symbology used for representing individual components will be covered. The course will collimate with a brief overview of circuit architectures.


Technical Overview of Automotive Powertrain Lubricants

1pm – 5pm
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

This course will provide a brief review of all common transmission technologies as a precursor to development of the functional requirements of the lubricants for each of the common transmission technologies, ending with a detailed discussion of lubricant theory, composition and application.


Why Bearings are Damaged

1pm – 5pm
ABMA

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

AGMA in cooperation with ABMA is offering this course on rolling element bearings for those involved in industrial equipment design, reliability and maintenance. It will include a basic overview of rolling bearings, their selection, precision and mounting considerations, service life estimation and lubrication related influences. A hands-on damage analysis session will be the featured portion of this program.

Basics of Gearing

8am – 5pm
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $650
Non-Member: $780

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

Dramatically improve your knowledge and productivity through Basics of Gearing. This course will be presented in a two-day format and will give you a comprehensive overview of standard gearing nomenclature, gear involute geometry, inspection procedures and much more.


Fundamental Understanding of Electro Fluid Power Technology

8am – 12pm
Dr. Medhat Khalil, CHFPS, CFAPI Director of Professional Education and Research Development

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $650
Non-Member: $780

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

This seminar briefly introduces Electro Fluid Power Technology and its outstanding features as compared to the other power transmission and motion control systems. Fundamental knowledge about the most common types electrohydraulic and electropneumatic valves will be covered. Various criteria to select a specific valve for an application including valve type, spool design, operating conditions, static and dynamic characteristics will be discussed. This seminar also covers various system level control loops architectures and tuning methods for system performance.


Reverse Gear System Engineering — Why, When and How

8am – 5pm
Raymond Drago, P.E., Drive Systems Technology

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

Reverse engineering a gear system is a not too unusual task and in many, but not all, cases the process goes fairly well, thus it is easy to become complacent. It is important, however, to fully understand the process and the best practice procedure for reverse engineering a gear system. Failure to fully follow best practice can result, at best, in an unhappy gear user, but in the worst case it can lead to very expensive, time consuming and reputation damaging litigation. We will discuss the basic types of reverse engineering. The need for understanding the operation of the system in which the gears will be used, the conditions that led to the need for the project and especially, the specific nature of the failure that occurred, if that is the reason for the project, are key, often ignored, elements of the process.

Basics of Gearing

8am – 5pm
William Mark McVea, KBE+, Inc.

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $650
Non-Member: $780

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

Dramatically improve your knowledge and productivity through Basics of Gearing. This course will be presented in a two-day format and will give you a comprehensive overview of standard gearing nomenclature, gear involute geometry, inspection procedures and much more.


Materials Selection and Heat Treatment of Gears

8am – 5pm
AGMA and ASM International

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $445
Non-Member: $575

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $655

Because of their unique contribution to the operation of so many machines and mechanical devices, gears have received special attention from the technical community for more than two millennia. New developments in gear technology, particularly from the materials and heat treatment perspectives, have improved gear performance. This course, development jointly by AGMA and ASM International, will provide an overview of materials selection and heat treatment of gears.


Taming Tooth Deflections: The Case for Profile Modifications

8am – 12pm
Raymond Drago P.E., Drive Systems Technology

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

Pack your “bag of tricks” with knowledge of how teeth deflect, what involute interference really is, the potential consequences of inadequate profile modifications, and the difference between tip relief, flank relief and fully modified profiles. Students learn how to calculate tooth deflections under load and, most importantly, how to modify a gear set properly to eliminate involute interference. Finally, we will examine the optimum drawing definitions for profile modifications and how to interpret involute inspection charts to determine if the drawing’s required profile modifications have actually been produced on the gear set.


Gearbox Field Inspection — Load Distribution, Lubrication, and Condition Monitoring

1pm – 5pm
John B. Amendola, John B. Amendola III, Dereck Yatzook, Artec Machine Systems

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $445
Non-Member: $575

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $525
Non-Member: $655

Gears can fail due to various damage patterns. In this seminar, the combined influence of shaft misalignments and gear lead crown on load distribution and tooth bending stresses is applied to real world circumstances. Both the operator and designer must consider gear tribology. Consequences of inadequate lubrication and how to establish ongoing maintenance procedures will be covered. Gearbox diagnostics and service are critical to the field inspection process will also be explored in depth.


Loaded Tooth Contact

1pm – 5pm
Terry Klaves

Price:

Advance rate through September 13, 2019:
Member: $295
Non-Member: $395

After September 13, 2019:
Member: $350
Non-Member: $450

This seminar will calculate and demonstrate the effect that shaft bending, torsional windup and tooth deflections have on loaded tooth contact on various configurations of parallel shaft spur and helical gearing. With the loaded tooth and shaft deflections identified in real life examples, tooth helix and profile modifications will be developed that, when properly manufactured and applied, will significantly improve loaded tooth mesh contact to support realistic load distribution factors used in rating of parallel shaft spur and helical gears. The process involves the application of commercially available software that models the loaded gear mesh in FEA. This evaluation and corrective action will promote optimization of power density with predictable fatigue life.